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Collection Scope and Content Notes

The records of the Committee for the Hungarian Nationality Classroom show the committee’s role in promoting the cultural, intellectual, and academic heritage of Hungary. The records are in the form of correspondence, architectural drawings, photographs, and memorabilia of social events.

Much of the correspondence deals with information sent to members of the committee, Ruth Crawford Mitchell, Chancellor John G. Bowman, and Dénes Györgyi, the Budapest architect and professor in the National Hungarian Art School selected to design the classroom. Some of the records also highlight input made by the Hungarian government and instructions sent by the University of Pittsburgh detailing responsibilities in organizing a local committee. Other records detail the design of the classroom and the assistance given by Hungarians in Budapest and the United States towards its development.

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